“The Art of Dr. Emely Perkins: A Calendar” is presented by two individuals: Jacob Sherman who summarized a fuller version of Ms. Perkins life in Vol. XXI, No.4 and Helen Davidson who wrote the verses accompanying each monthly sketch by Ms. Perkins.
Dr. Perkins, after retiring from decades of practicing medicine, focused on her love of art. Her work primarily chronicled the change of seasons at her Mendon farmhouse. Her sketches feature the charm of the old house through the seasons from winter snow, to flowers and bushes in bloom.
Her charming artwork accompanying each month of the calendar presents a glimpse of Vermont life in the past, and yet still contemporary.